European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jun 9 1968, Page 23

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - June 9, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 24 the stars and stripes Kennedy eulogized As Good and decent a _ i of 1. L a non a of ii it a o m i cw1 Ltd �.t. I _ continued from Page it i extraordinary to the Kennedy train to Washington for burial in Arlington National cemetery near the grave of his elder brother president John f. Kennedy who also was slain Byan Assassin just four and a half years ago. The funeral train moved at crawl More than 2 / 2 hours be Hind schedule. Crowds accidents and mechanical failure contributed to the painfully slow Pace. At 4 30 ., when the Tramway scheduled to arrive at Union station in Washington it w a just pulling into North Philadel phia the station it was sup posed to reach at 1 55 The train slowed Down As i passed areas where Large crowds waited and there were gatherings along almost every mile of the Kennedy stood on the Back platform of the last car that bore his brother s body and acknowledged the cheers wit Short Choppy Waves of his right Man and a woman waiting near the Edge of the plat format Elizabeth n.j., for the South bound Kennedy train were killed by a train going in the opposite said they were swept off the platform by a North bound train at about the same time the Kennedy train was passing through the station. At least one other woman was injured. Touches live wire in Trenton n.j., an 18-year-old boy was critically injured when he stood up on a Box Caron a Side track to try to get a glimpse of the train and touched live wire. In Rahway n.j., the train was delayed for five minutes when a wheel bearing Over heated. The funeral service climaxed40 hours of mourning for new York Kennedy s adopted grip on the affections of the Little people whose cause he espoused was plainly demonstrated by the willingness of151,000 of them to stand in line for As Long As six hours in order to spend a few seconds filing past his casket As it Lay in stat eat St. Patrick s Friday and All through Friday Kennedy family caught up in the incredible Nightmare of repeating an experience that seemed too horrible to be endured twice filled nearly dozen front rows of the Cathedral. Sen. Edward m. Kenne Yyoung Ted once the baby of the family now the Only survivor four distinguished Brothers spoke for All of the Kennedy in a Brief personal message before the mass got underway his face a stolid mask o controlled agony his voice occasionally breaking with Emo Tion he described his brother Bobby As a Good and decent saw wrong he saw wrong and tried tonight it. He saw suffering and tried to Stop it. He saw War an tried to end on behalf of the whole family from his often bereaved 77 year old Mother Rose to the widow and 10 fatherless child Ren of Robert Kennedy Heyoung senator said with simple eloquence we loved gave us strength in time of trouble Wisdom in time of uncertainty. Those of us who loved him Pray that what he wished for the whole world will some Day come to Richard Cardinal Cushing the intrepid old Man of god who has been a sort of pastor cd vlj.tav/a.vaj.lim.,/ family presided Over the mass and conducted the final ceremony of Blessing the body by anointing the casket with holy water and per fuming it with the gravel voiced Irish accent which the nation remembers from John f. Kennedy s inauguration and funeral the72-year-old archbishop of bos ton intoned the ancient prayer for the soul of a dead Christian May the Angels take you int Paradise May the martyrs come to Welcome you on you Way and Lead you into the holy City. May the choir of Angel Welcome you and with Lazarus who was once poor May you have everlasting archbishop Terence Cooke of new York delivered a 20-minute i message of Hope and optimism Eulogy from St. Patrick s High in Phi s if pulpit. He said Robert Kennedy was a Man of Faith Faith in god first of All but Faith also in the Basic goodness of his fellow Man and Faith in the future of his Down at president Johnson who sat with a somber expression in the first Row on the left Side of the Church archbishop Cooke commended the president for telling the nation in a television talk wednesday that "200 million americans did not fire the shot that ended sen. Kennedy s act of one Man must not demoralize and incapacitate 200million others the archbishop said. To permit this would Beto fail utterly to grasp the in sen. Kennedy s life Ethel Kennedy the senator s widow who is pregnant wit the the their Lith child entered Cathedral just before service began on the Arm of her brother in Law Ted. She Satin the front Pew on the right Side of the Church with Ted other left next to the aisle. On her right in the same Pew were four of her five oldest children Kathleen 16 Joseph p. Ill 15david 12 and Mary Courtney 11. The second Robert jr., 14, altar in the front family Pew with Ethel was Jacquelin Kennedy widowed in the same Way and from the stricken Loo of her face painfully reliving whole Nightmare fond her two children c 1, and John or 7 after the Sermon a

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